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Old January 15th, 2013, 20:52   #13
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Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Nicely done, Dave. Looks fantastic!

Originally Posted by NSTDI View Post
Also, what is the HP and torque for that engine? Any mods needed to do the import to meet Canadian emissions or safety rules?
Original ad says it's a 1.9 110hp, and that means it's a regular rotary-pump engine with a VNT15 turbocharger, all very similar to the '98 New Beetle and the '99 - '03 Golf/Jetta, but with bigger injectors. The good thing about that, is that it's all familiar hardware. Anyone who can fix a rotary-pump TDI can fix this one and you can get all the normal service parts at any VW/Audi dealer or specialist shop. I'm not 100% sure, but I think the only difference emissions-wise could be that it doesn't have an EGR cooler. Most would suggest that this is a good thing to not have. (mine is hissing ...)

Since this is 15 years old, it isn't required to comply with the Canadian motor vehicle standards and that's why you can import it.

It'll still have to pass a regular safety inspection (same as for any used car here) and the regular Drive Clean emissions test ... and THIS is where it might get interesting, because that car wouldn't have been required to have OBD-II (which started out as a US EPA thing before it spread worldwide). Any idea whether it's OBD-II compliant??

Funny thing is that VWvortex and elsewhere joke about the "diesel manual AWD station wagon" for some reason - the ultimate practical and sensible vehicle bar none. Well, guess what we have here
Brian P.
formerly ... 2006 Jetta TDI 5-sp, Spice Red, Unitronics stage 1, 0.681 5th gear.
and before that ... 1996 Passat TDI, Silk Blue
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